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July 29, 2016
Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. reports net profits fell 64% in its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June 2016, compared with the year ago quarter, to ¥12.2 billion ($118.7 million)...
July 29, 2016
Shell Chemicals has shut its 1-million metric tons per year steam cracker at Pulau Bukom, Singapore, again today due to a technical glitch, IHS Markit understands. The Bukom cracker...
July 29, 2016
Ube Industries, Ltd. (Tokyo) reports a 97.2% fall in net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June 2016, compared with the year ago quarter, to ¥177 million ($1.7...
July 29, 2016
Tokuyama Corp. (Tokyo) reports net profits of ¥5.54 billion ($53.8 million) for the fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June 2016, compared with net profits of ¥60 million in the...
July 28, 2016
Orica Ltd. (Melbourne, Australia) announced on 28 July that it has applied to the Australian government to export an initial 135 metric tons of hexachlorobenzene waste currently...
July 28, 2016
Veolia (Paris) and Beijing Yanshan Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Sinopec, are extending their long-standing partnership to the entire management of the water cycle at the Yanshan Petrochemical complex, located 50 kilometers from Beijing, in what is known to be a high water-stress region, Veolia says....
July 28, 2016
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. announced on 28 July that it will build an additional production line for Milastomer, a thermoplastic olefinic elastomer, at the manufacturing site of its wholly...
July 28, 2016
Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. (Tokyo) says that it will increase large-tow carbon fiber production capacity at the company’s manufacturing site at Otake in Hiroshima Prefecture...
July 27, 2016
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings today confirmed that it is divesting its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) assets in India and China. The Indian assets are being sold to the Chatterjee Group (New York) and the operations in China, including a polytetra-methylene ether glycol (PTMG) manufacturing facility to Union King Holdings Ltd. (UKH; Hong Kong)....
July 27, 2016
Rare earth prices were broadly stable in the first half of 2016, although market activity remained lukewarm, according to a report published recently by IHS Markit. Prices face...
July 27, 2016
Asahi Kasei Mitsubishi Chemical Ethylene Corp. (AMEC) has unexpectedly shut its 570,000-metric tons per year steam cracker, effective today. Restarting the plant could take about two...
July 27, 2016
SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), says that net profits increased 22% in the second quarter of 2016 compared with the year-ago quarter, to...
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